I accidentally installed DriverToolkit application on computer when installed a new player. I want to visit its official website and leant that it could help to update the latest divers and I really wanted to keep it at the beginning as I found it was not a virus which may harm PC system. However, I finally found that it was not as useful as I expected. As a result, I uninstalled it from system through control panel. The problem was that I found it still on computer even after uninstalling. So I tried to ask for help from its support center but I got no responds in the end. Does anyone know how can I clear it completely? Any help?
Information about DriverToolkit
DriverToolkit is an application developed by Megaify Software which is found in 2006. This application can automatically deliver the latest official drivers to your computer. The incorrect installations and outdated driver versions can lead to the not working or malfunctioning problem in many cases. If you install this software on computer, you can easily solve this problem as DriverToolkit has more than 8,000,000 driver entities in the database, including Motherboard, Sound card, Video card, Network adaptor, Modem, Mouse, Keyboard, Scanner, Printer, and Digital devices. All outdated and incorrect drivers can be updated with it. Drivers offered by it are all official version or WHQL versions that you should not worry about the security and safety. You are able to quickly fix unknown, outdated and corrupted drivers with several clicks. The easy to use feature help you back up, restore and uninstall drivers as convenient as possible. Thus, DriverToolkit backs up your current drivers before any new driver installation by default, and you can restore old drivers whenever you want with one-click. It can be used on different types of operating system, including Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7, Vista and XP (32bit & 64bit). Once it is installed on your device, it starts scanning your computer and detecting the newest an best drivers for you with its Superlink Driver Match Technology. You are able to specify certain driver update to download, or you can download all recommended driver updates with one click.
By clicking “install” button, you can easily start downloading and it will automatically finish after completing installation. When you encounter the incorrect installation of driver, you can fix this problem. The trouble of missing and outdated drivers will appear sometimes. But you do not need to worry as DriverToolkit automatically checks for driver updates, keeps your drivers always up-to-date, helps your PC running at its peak performance. There are many drivers in the market and you may be frustrated when search specified driver through the internet. With the help of this application, you are capable of solving this problem as there is no more frustrating searches for drivers. The daily-updated driver database of it contains a lot of drivers entities, which empowers DriverToolkit to offer the latest official drivers for 99.9% hardware devices of all PC vendors. This simple tool is fast , obvious and instantly intuitive. Any driver issues can be fixed in few clicks. There is no prerequisite knowledge for using DriverToolkit. It’s so simple you can’t do anything wrong. All drivers updates provided by it come from official manufacturers, and double checked by its computer professionals. You can also get support from its developers as it has a customer service team, which consists of experienced experts. Once you have any issue with it, you can send a problem description to its support email or contact its developers directly.
However, all the above descriptions are written by the owners and developers of this application. They only descript the good features and advantages of this tool as they want to convince you to download it. However, if you want know more about it, you can go to its forums or other websites that offers related reviews written by users. You will find that many users who have installed it before want to uninstall DriverToolkit as they finally find it is not as good as it claims.
The Reason Why Users Remove Driver Toolkit
Even how good it claims to be, it still does not recommended by many users who have already installed it or even purchased the full version. at the beginning, it gives misleading information regarding its product that the software is free to download. But, users realize that the download is free, the services are not. Users find that it does not work as promised and most of the drivers are free of charge available via Microsoft updates. Some users purchase the software for AU$39 but finally find it does not worth it as it apparently lists all the drivers which are out of date, even including the one that users do not have on system. Upon launching, you can start a scan for drivers that might need updating. Whatever you have or don’t have in your computer, it will detect as out of date. As the services provided by this tool is not freely, it costs a fortune. What is more annoying is that it even wants you pay for free update which does not charge anything to download actually.
The scan of this application is not accurate as it detects some outdated drivers the system does not even have. Some drivers are already up-to-date and some don’t need upgrading. It gives wrong reports as when it reports that you have missing or corrupt drivers, it does not really find the problem. When you go to check each driver manually in Windows device manager, you will find that not only are the drivers correctly installed, but they are not corrupt and they may be the latest version already. So this application is reporting non-existent errors or issues. Users who install this program at the beginning encounter system crashes. As this victim tries about ten times emailing the Avangate Support Centre to apply for a refund under the guarantee and they just keep sending auto generated responses and doing nothing – saying it’s ‘under review’.
How To Uninstall DriverToolkit Completely
If you accidentally install this application on computer and want to uninstall it right now, you can follow the uninstall guide blow.
Note: If you have already tried the manual removal method to uninstall it but fail in the end, you should try the auto uninstall tool to uninstall all associated programs, files and other data. The auto uninstaller will list all installed programs on your computer and you can choose the one you want to uninstall and click to remove it completely.
Step one. Uninstall program from computer through control panel
To open programs list:
For window 8/10 users:
Click the lower left corner from desktop, select “control panel” option and then continually choose “programs and features” option from list. (or only choose “control panel” if you are under classify view)
For window 7/Vista users:
From the lower left corner of desktop, click “start” button and select “control panel” option in main list. After, choose “uninstall programs” option
For windows XP users:
From desktop, click “start” button at lower left corner, select “control panel” option from main list.
Choose Add or Remove Programs category
Once the all programs are listed, scan all of them and find DriverToolkit from list. Select it first and click “uninstall” or “uninstall/change” button
click “uninstall” to continue and follow the uninstall steps and close windows once all steps are completed.
Step two. Search and delete related files and folders from computer
Click on “computer” icon on desktop, put “DriverToolkit” into search box at the top right corner and search it in “computer”
Delete the files and folders found on results
Step three. Locate and remove associated registry entries
open registry editor:
Click start or windows icon, go to search box and put “regedit” into it, search this keyword. After, a program named “regedit” will appear, click it.
Then the registry editor will pop up on screen. Click “edit” option at toolbar and then select “find” option.
Here, you will get a search box which can search data, stings, keys and values by using keywords.
Put “DriverToolkit” into it and click “find next” button. The searching process will start, it may takes a few seconds to find related strings.
Once the string is listed for you, right click that target string and click “delete” option
Go back to “Find” window, click “find next” button agian to find the next one. (You need to repeat this step for many times)
Delete all found strings. Do make sure all strings above are deleted.
As it is said before, the manual removal guide will sometime fail to uninstall DriverToolkit once it blocks its uninstaller in order to prevent being removed. The manual removal is not effective to remove all programs as it makes use of system uninstall utility. If it does not provide a build-in uninstaller, you need a third party uninstaller to get rid of it.
Attention: The following video offers a complete guide for uninstalling DriverToolkit. You’d better watch it in full-screen mode!